You need enough vitamin D to keep your teeth and gums healthy*
Like bones and cartilage, teeth are mineralized organs, and minerals (especially calcium and phosphate) are used to strengthen enamel through a process called tooth mineralization. As well as its role in maintaining strong and healthy bones, vitamin D is involved in the proper mineralization of teeth.* The essential fat-soluble micronutrient helps the body absorb calcium and phosphate, which are vital for building and maintaining strong teeth, and helps regulate enamel2 and dentin 3 formation.*
Interestingly, the relationship between vitamin D and calcium plus phosphate is symbiotic. Although D promotes the absorption of these minerals, vitamin D signaling pathways also require sufficient levels of calcium and phosphate in tooth cells to promote proper mineralization of teeth4.* This fact emphasizes the importance of achieving complete nutrition with all essential vitamins and minerals.